A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was reported 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Monday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 09:52:06 / 9:52 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 10/02/20 / 2020-02-10 13:52:06 / February 10, 2020 @ 1:52 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us70007mja. Ids that are associated to the event: us70007mja. Exact location of event, longitude -64.3739 West, latitude 19.048 North, depth = 35 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Road Town, Tortola. The epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days three hundred and fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 74 km NNE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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